Seventeen years ago I became a mother.
January 29 1996.
I have just finished reading an essay that my niece wrote for school. Heather and my niece were eleven months apart and best friends. They were inseparable. My niece wrote about her memories of the event that changed all our lives forever. September 6th 1999 the day that Heather was taken from us. (If she gives me permission I may most it later.) It made us all cry.
Heather (littlest one) and her cousin
These pictures are definitely my favorite of the cousins and best friends.
Every year on Heather's birthday we let balloons go as we remember her.
This year it was raining - quite hard but we still did it.
In fact a lot of our family let off balloons even though we couldn't be together.
My brother and his kids (My sister in law is camera women!)
My brother in law and his girls. The two oldest are the cuties in the pictures above with Heather! (My sister is taking the picture.)